All About Slime!!

Slime involves Chemistry! A part of Chemistry is all about states of matter including liquids, solids, and gases. It is all about the way different materials are put together, and how they are made up of atoms and molecules. Additionally, chemistry is how these materials act under different conditions. Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. A non-Newtonian fluid is neither a liquid nor a solid. It can be picked up like a solid, but it also will ooze like a liquid. Slime does not have its own shape.  You will notice your slime change its shape to fill whatever container it’s placed in. However, it can also be bounced like a ball because of its elasticity.

Pull the slime slowly and it flows more freely. If you pull it quickly, the slime will break off more easily because you are breaking apart the chemical bonds.

What you Will Need

1/4 tsp Borax Powder {found in laundry detergent aisle}

1/2 cup Clear or White Washable PVA School Glue

1 cup of Water divided into 1/2 cups

Food Coloring, Glitter, Confetti, sand (Optional)

Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cups


STEP 1: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of borax powder into 1/2 cup of warm water in one of the bowls. Mix this thoroughly.

NOTE: For some using borax might irritate the skin so it is safe to wear gloves.

STEP 2: In the second bowl measure out about 1/2 cup of clear glue and mix with 1/2 cup of water until well mixed. If you want to give some texture to your slime now is the time to add your preference. We chose to add glow in the dark sand to test whether our slime will glow in the dark. You can add any kinds of beads, sequins even glitter choice is yours.

STEP 3: Pour borax/water mixture into glue/water mixture and stir it up! You will see it come together right away. It will seem stringy and clumpy, but that’s ok! Remove from bowl. Spend a few minutes kneading the mixture together. Knead your slime until smooth and stretchy!

Now it's time to Play.

If You want to make your slime fluffier you can use the same amount of shaving cream as glue to the slime mixture.

Ayana & Naadhira